Someone did comment about the mitered corners being done neatly. One secret is having the pointed corner sheared off as shown here.
Next you fold down the corner like this.
Then fold the two sides inward until they meet in the center. After which you pin and stitch. You would basically do the same thing with the binding tape.
This is what the edge looks like with the variegated colored yarn which covers the very edge of the backing and the colors work well with the colors used in the rug.
I'm doing an update because I had a request to see the back of the rug with the binding. Since Long Island Farm isn't completely bound I will show a portion of the one side which is at least whipped with the yarn but still isn't stitched down on the inside portion of the binding tape. Here is that picture.
But here is a picture of the back of a rug "Henny Penny" by Woolley Fox, which is completely bound. By the way, that design is on sale half off (check specials) until they are sold. By the way, this little mat was rolled up so that is why you see wrinkles in the binding tape. Since I have it for sale it doesn't get used and keep them rolled up. But perhaps they need to come out of hiding and displayed on my chests or harvest table once in a while to get aired out. I just LOVE Henny Penny!
Glenda has asked if I would write more about different cutters and frames since she doesn't live near other hookers or know of any shop where she might otherwise be informed. I'll probably do one post on cutters and the next day talk about frames. Thanks to all who have questions because this is how I know what you have an interest in.
Have a great evening everyone; and please be kind to one another. This is the season which finds people's patience level being tested. If standing in a long line, take a deep breath and maybe even crack a joke which might get a chuckle from someone and even neutralize situation.